2nd Biofuel: Food vs. Fuel Debate Forum (2nd Biofuel: Food vs)

Venue: Halevy Heritage Hotel, Bloemfontein

Location: Bloemfontein, Free State Province, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Mar 11, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 12, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 10, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jan 30, 2009
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The 2nd annual biofuels: Food vs. Fuel Conference will once again provide an excellent platform for delegates to learn and discuss about the global debate surroundings the production of Biofuels and the food security issues. Following the success of the inaugural Biofuels: Food vs Biofuels conference, Lejweng Communications will bring together key players involved in the industry, to continue the debate and possibly come up with ways of working around the issues in such a way that Biofuels are not viewed as a curse to our global society.

Soaring fuel prices and an increase in energy demand make power generation from biomass more economically competitive than ever before, but is it really worth the trouble, especially looking on the Food vs. Biofuel debate and the concerns from UN food organization? Food vs. Fuel is the dilemma regarding the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production in detriment of the food supply on a global scale. The debate is internationally controversial, with good and valid arguments on all sides of this ongoing debate. There is disagreement about how significant is this, what is causing it, what the impact is and what can or should be done about it. Join us on this 2-day forum and get a chance to participate on this intensive debate on the future of Biofuels in South Africa. What should be adopted and what should be avoided? Should the concentration of the industry be on the 2nd generation biofuels?